February

On Friday 23 February, Newark and Sherwood District Council hosted its first inter-agency meeting to look at what it can do to tackle the severe flooding local communities have endured.

Posted on: Monday, February 26, 2024

District Councillors were invited for a tour of the ASI in Newark on Wednesday 21 February as they got a glimpse of the new building before it opens in the coming months.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Trail cameras installed to help engage young people and reduce wildlife crime have captured the wonderful wildlife living at Green Flag Award-winning Vicar Water Country Park!

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2024

The District Council understands that homelessness is a complex issue and a sad reality for some residents in the district. Therefore, they have introduced a new Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy, which will see a person-centred approach to creating sustainable solutions based on individuals' needs and aspirations.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council's new temporary accommodation, Alexander Lodge, is set to welcome residents as early as March 2024, four weeks ahead of schedule. The District Council will temporarily house those experiencing homelessness at the new facility. 

Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to doing all it can to support residents and businesses across Newark and Sherwood with the rising cost of living, while still maintaining all its vital services.

Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

With cost pressures on sporting facilities widely reported on across the country, Newark and Sherwood District Council are bucking the trend by re-affirming its commitment to provide sporting facilities across the district, with 2 major new strategies being approved by the Cabinet on 20 February covering playing pitches and outdoor sports as well as an updated ‘Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy’.

Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A new Community Hub, which will provide a space for skills development, social activities, and support for local residents in Boughton, has been given the green light by Newark and Sherwood District Council's planning committee.

Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council has organised two business support events to help local businesses gain valuable advice and support on expanding their operations and keeping themselves safe from cybercrime.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “The recent flooding has had a detrimental effect on people’s lives, I’m determined that our council will be proactive in getting all stakeholders around the table to tackle this issue rather than waiting to see what will happen next time flooding happens.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2024

A huge milestone on the road to a greener future for Newark and Sherwood has been achieved as Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for major developments set in from Monday 12 February 2024.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

With weather warnings issued up and down the UK, it was a close call this weekend as to what impact this may have on our communities across the district. Thankfully, Newark and Sherwood was relatively unscathed…this time. But sadly, we always know there will be a next time. A motion pledging to do everything possible to reduce the impact of local flooding will be presented tonight at Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Full Council meeting. Councillor Paul Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection and Community Relations, will put the motion forward, encouraging fellow Councillors to vote for its adoption and cement a promise that the District Council will do all it can to help minimise the catastrophic consequences seen in recent floods.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s new partnership with District Enforcement launched last week as work continues to tackle environmental crime.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council continues to make strides towards a greener and more sustainable future as plans to bring renewable energy to its Housing with Care Schemes are recommended.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Our Gypsy and Traveller communities form a longstanding part of Newark and Sherwood’s population.  As any population grows, Government legislation requires that Councils across the UK plan to meet the increasing housing needs of all sections of their local community. This is no different for our Gypsy and Traveller communities.

Providing land for any type of housing can be difficult, but for our growing Gypsy and Traveller communities it is often even more complex, relying on the right land in the right place being allocated for this purpose or being available. 

Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is undertaking a review of its Public Space Protection Orders and a report going to the upcoming Cabinet meeting (20 February) will recommend reaching out to residents, businesses, partner agencies and wider groups to hear their thoughts.

Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2024

Today, Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council publicly declared his ongoing support for the A614/A6097 Improvement Scheme. This transport package, which has long been lobbied for and is long overdue, will enable the highway network between Ollerton and Lowdham to operate more efficiently by reducing congestion at key intersections.

Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024

In 2021, Newark and Sherwood District Council (NSDC) took over the management of Southwell Leisure Centre. The Centre is owned by a Charity, Southwell Leisure Centre Trust, who could not afford to maintain it. The Centre is 60 years old and the swimming pool had to be closed as there was a substantial leak. The District Council wishes to build a new swimming pool and is committing £5.5m to do so. 

Posted on: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Recycle your garden waste and help create a greener Newark and Sherwood by joining the District Council’s garden recycling service.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is supporting the empowerment of female students through a coaching and mentorship programme organised by Newark College to pair experienced female business leaders with female students studying on an industry-based course.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A Closure Order has been secured by Newark and Sherwood District Council working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Small and micro businesses across Newark and Sherwood can now apply for two grant funding schemes and access specialist advice to support the rural economy and help improve environmental sustainability.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024